Sending Office: Honorable Peter A. DeFazio
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Cosponsor Bipartisan Resolution to Support Senior Corps

Extended Deadline for Originals: Monday, May 20

2019 cosponsors (22): Bishop, Brownley, Deutch, Danny Davis, Gabbard, Gaetz, Grijalva, Lee, Matsui, McCollum, Moore, Moulton, Nadler, Norton, Raskin, Price,Schakowsky, Pocan, Sherrill, Stevens, Vela, Yarmuth 

2018 cosponsors (30): Blunt Rochester, Brady, Lawrence, Grijalva, Deutch, Carson, Moulton, Dingell, Yarmuth, Lee, Lujan Grisham, Bonamici, Matsui, McCollum, Pocan, Katko, Raskin, Lofgren, Schakowsky, Roybal-Allard, Hastings, Larson, Nolan,
MacArthur, Shea-Porter, Norton, McGovern, Moore, Pallone, Pingree

2017 cosponsors (43): Meehan, Moore, Moulton, Lee, Cleaver, Grijalva, Boyle, Sewell, Davis (Danny), Yarmuth, Lujan Grisham, Conyers, Ryan (Tim), Kind, Deutch, Clarke, Schakowsky, Pocan, Nolan, Dingell, Shea-Porter, Castro, Matsui, Nadler,
Pingree, Carson, Raskin, Roybal-Allard, Crist, Loebsack, McGovern, Bonamici, Napolitano, Perlmutter, Gabbard, McCollum

Dear Colleague,

Please join me in supporting Senior Corps volunteers in your district and celebrating Older Americans Month by cosponsoring a bipartisan resolution to honor and recognize Senior Corps volunteers. Senior Corps currently includes three volunteer programs for
older Americans: the Senior Companion Program, the Foster Grandparent Program, and RSVP. These programs enable senior volunteers to provide 54 million hours of essential services to their neighbors at a lower cost than any other option, the equivalent
of $1.3 billion in direct services.

Senior Corps and its associated programs have always received strong bipartisan support because they are a cost effective way to meet local community needs and support the health of American seniors. President Nixon signed the Senior Companion Program into
law. President Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan were consistent champions of the Foster Grandparents Program. President Clinton logically organized Senior Companion, Foster Grandparent, and RSVP under Senior Corps. Presidents Bush and Obama continued support
of all three programs.

Join me in cosponsoring a bipartisan resolution honoring and recognizing Senior Corps volunteers.  Please contact Rina Wulfing at or 5-0541 with questions.


Peter A. DeFazio

Member of Congress

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